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Letter to the Editor: Float Fest does more harm than good to surrounding communities

Dear Naomi Wick, I read with interest your opinion entitled “Float Fest Does More Good Than Harm for San Marcos." I found the article fascinating...
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Letter to the Editor: Texas State does educate on and address student medical needs

Dear University Star, My name is Emma Lytle, and I am the President of the student organization, Healthy Cats, here on campus. I read through...
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Name a black studies scholarship for Tafari

University Advancement should seek a scholarship that pays for the black studies minor and name it for Tafari Robertson. As of now, the projected start...
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Don’t give hate speech an audience

Last week, Texas State experienced its periodic visit from a brother Jed-style preacher. With his yelling damnation, a crowd of listeners and protesters quickly...
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Letter to the Editor: Socialism is not the solution to millennial issues

About a month ago, I read an article in the opinion section of the University Star discussing the high suicide rate among college students—nearly...
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Language diversity should be a strength in Texas State and San Marcos

The current political climate convinces us that there is a growing sense of nationalism and populism on the rise within the American nation. There...
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Under new guidance, UPD should embrace community policing

Texas State took a step in the right direction by hiring new Chief of Police Laurie Espinoza-Clouse. The hiring in itself was the right...
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Float Fest does more good than harm for San Marcos

Held at Cool River Ranch on Dupey Ranch Road for the past four years, Float Fest is a one-of-a-kind music festival that attracts people...
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It’s time to stop making excuses for expensive textbooks

Our inexorable march to poverty and struggle is lunch conversation fodder; as students, we’re all too familiar with financial juggling and the ubiquitous daily...
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#StudentPressFreedom is an investment in democracy

The rhetoric surrounding journalism in the Trump era is dangerous and hostile for journalists at large. In an age of fake news, shoddy journalism...